Interview 776 – Tjeerd Andringa on Geopolitics and Cognition

by | Nov 27, 2013 | Interviews | 1 comment

Today on The Corbett Report we are joined by Tjeerd Andringa, Associate Professor in Auditory Cognition at the University of Groningen. Today we discuss his work at where he discusses the intersection of geopolitics and cognitive science. Join us for this in-depth conversation on perception, cognition, politics, authoritarianism, libertarianism, conspiracy theory, and much more.


‘Authority’ and ‘Agency’ as core concepts of cognitive science and politics

Andringa’s work on Operation Gladio

1 Comment

  1. I would have voted this into the ‘Best of Corbett Report’ had I known about it then.

    I’m just finding this in Feburary of 2020, when climate change, coronavirus, economic collapse and war are scaring everyone senseless. After listening, of course, I would suspect the ones who induce fear for more control are also fearful themselves of losing the control of the power that is the people. Well, we do make everything!

    This talk made me also think about tribal cultures and how we specifically gained the knowledge of natural psychedelics from them. Anecdotally, I can tell you that ‘the fear’, as it were, comes out in some people who take these substances. I wonder of the importance of these substances when talking about right/left brain dominance. Many common psychedelics are Tryptamine based and greatly affect Serotonin levels.

    Concerning the talk, I would guess the authoritarian side of things is more Dopamine/Adrenaline dependent as Mr. Andringa notes, it’s all about fear response and producing results.

    So many things to think about… How does this play into the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems control over the other organs? Or, the immune system?

    Thanks for the Corbett gem, Mr. Corbett! Awesome food for thought!

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